You may be wondering how often you should have your HVAC system maintained. Ideally, once a year is the key number, though if you have an older system, you may require service every six months to keep it running up to snuff. If, however, your system is over 10 years old, then it’s not a bad idea to start planning to replace it.
If you tend to fall behind on your HVAC maintenance, you might want to consider signing up for a preventative maintenance plan. With one of these plans, our team at Ambient Edge will visit you once a year and fine-tune and clean your HVAC system. This is also a great way for us to stay on top of any small problems that could become larger issues later on.
If a preventative maintenance contract sounds like a good idea, give us a call at (888) 240-8283 today, and we’ll work on setting that up for you.
When to Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Your best time of year to schedule your HVAC maintenance, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, is right before those times of the year when your system will experience the most amount of use. So, for your furnace, it’s right before the colder months kick in (so, fall), and right before the hottest months for your air conditioner (late spring).
Plus, if you’re a little earlier than most other folks, and you’re interested in hiring a professional service for your maintenance, you won’t have to worry about technicians being as busy as they will be in those months right before or during peak season. This means you won’t have to wait as long, or at all, for your maintenance service to be completed.
Maintaining Older Systems
Technology is improving all the time, so while your HVAC system might have been top-of-the-line five years ago, things have certainly come a long way in the last five years.
So, if your system is over 10 years old, it is very likely that it is not nearly as efficient as the more up-to-date models out on the market today. Plus, an aging HVAC system is like an older car: the older it gets, the more maintenance and money you have to put into it to keep it running effectively.
If you use your HVAC system 12 months out of the year, and it’s starting to climb up there in age, then it’s a good idea to schedule maintenance for every six months. This can help you get ahead of a problem before it leads to a more expensive breakdown and repair – and the discomfort that comes from losing HVAC service for a while.
Air Filter Maintenance
Without fail, dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of breakdowns of HVAC systems. It is therefore crucial that you remain on top of your air filter maintenance, cleaning them when they need to be cleaned, and replacing them when they no longer get as clean as they once used to.
A dirty air filter causes your HVAC system to work harder, which means more wear-and-tear on your system, and a higher energy bill for you. If you have trouble keeping up with your air filter maintenance, this is something Ambient Edge can easily do for you as part of our preventative maintenance package.
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The Benefits of Routine HVAC Maintenance
The benefits of routine HVAC maintenance are absolutely worth the time and effort you put in to keeping your system running at full capacity. Not only will you spend less money on repairs and new parts for your system, but you’ll also extend the lifespan of your system, which you should be able to get a good 10 to 12 years out of.
Not only that, but you’ll also improve the quality of your indoor air supply when your filters are regularly cleaned. This is one of the best ways to keep dust, debris, and pollutants out of the air – and keep you, your family, and anyone who visits your home healthy.
Need HVAC Maintenance? Ambient Edge Can Help!
Life is busy. You may have every intention of cleaning your HVAC’s air filters or performing basic maintenance on your system, but before you know it, a month has gone by…then two. Don’t stress over keeping your HVAC properly maintained when you can hire Ambient Edge to take care of it for you!
Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to or drop us a line on our website, and we will work out a preventative maintenance contract with you that best supports your HVAC system. A preventative maintenance contract is like an insurance for your system, and it allows our technicians to keep an eye on your system so we can fix any small problems before they come larger headaches.
So stop worrying about your HVAC system – and possibly even start saving money on your utility bills – and call Ambient Edge today!